Woman Seen Using Missing Man’s Credit Card Turns Herself In; House Makes It Easier To Cut Federal Work Force

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Woman seen using missing man’s credit card turns herself in

The woman seen on camera using the credit card of a missing Bethesda man turned herself in, police say. Chernor Sheriff, 25, was charged with credit card fraud after she reported to a police station Thursday, a Montgomery County police spokesman said Tuesday. [NBC Washington]

House makes it easier to cut federal work force, salaries

House lawmakers Tuesday made it easier for Congress to slash the federal work force and cut the pay of federal employees. A provision of the rules for the 115th Congress would allow lawmakers to reduce the number of federal workers at specific agencies or cut their compensation as a provision of or an amendment to an appropriations bill. Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said on the House floor Tuesday the rule change would allow for “short-sighted” pay cuts that unfairly “scapegoat” federal employees. [Government Executive]

D.C. United trades home-grown Colin Martin to Minnesota Wild

D.C. United traded Colin Martin of Chevy Chase to the expansion Minnesota Wild for a 2018 fourth-round draft pick. The attacking midfielder had four injury-plagued seasons with D.C. United. [Washington Post]

Hogan environmental agenda promotes jobs, electric vehicles

Gov. Larry Hogan outlined his environmental agenda for 2017 Tuesday, announcing a plan to spend just under $65 million on programs to promote job growth in green industries, encourage the use of electric vehicles and reduce Chesapeake Bay pollution. Karla Raettig, executive director of the Maryland League of Conservation Voters, said she was cautiously optimistic about the proposals. But Mike Tidwell, director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, said the governor’s plan would do relatively little to advance clean energy. [Washington Post]

Some sun helps temperatures reach into the mid-50s today

Partly cloudy skies are a welcome change from the constant overcast of the past couple days. The brighter skies will help high temperatures reach the mid-50s in the afternoon. Temperatures expected to then drop back to the 40s in mid- to late afternoon. [Washington Post]

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